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Stranger in the Mirror

The Scientific Search for the Self

In Stranger in the Mirror, Robert Levine offers a provocative and entertaining scientific exploration of the most personal and important of all landscapes: the physical and psychological entity we call our self. Who are we? Where is the boundary between us and everything else? Are we all multiple personalities? And how can we control who we become? Levine tackles these and other questions with a combination of surprising stories, case studies, and cutting-edge research--from psychology, biology, neuroscience, virtual reality, and many other fields. The result challenges cherished beliefs about the unity and stability of the self--but also suggests that we are more capable of change than we know. The self, in short, is a fiction--vague, arbitrary, and utterly intangible. But it is also interminably fluid. And this, Levine argues, unleashes a world of potential. Fluidity creates malleability. And malleability creates possibilities.

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"Robert Levine's exploration of the multiple complexities of the self is exhilarating and enchanting. Witty, wise, and wonderfully entertaining from its opening paradox to its inspiring finish, this is a book you must read--now."--Philip Zimbardo, professor emeritus at Stanford University and author of The Lucifer Effect
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Robert V. Levine is an award-winning professor of psychology at California State University, Fresno. He is former president of the Western Psychological Association and the author of A Geography of Time (Basic) and The Power of Persuasion: How We're Bought and Sold (Wiley). His writing has appeared in the New York Times, American Scientist, Discover, and other publications. He divides his time between Gualala and Fresno, California

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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 312
Erscheinungsdatum 26.01.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-691-16791-6
Verlag University Press Group Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 229/152/29 mm
Gewicht 628
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